1903_Routier Gatson – ‘La Macedoine et la question macedonienne’

Macedonia will be independent and the Macedonians will
remain Macedonians…What the Macedonians want is autonomy
for their country, with the intervention of Europe in their favor.
No division, no annexation to another state; Macedonia is
unique and to the Macedonians. Who can oppose the creation
of an autonomous Macedonia? … Greeks have large claims, it is
clear, but after the war of 1897 that they caused, they verified
their military incompetence. Macedonians should be recognized
and they should be helped to create their own autonomous state
in the Balkans, safe and civilized. These people are talented
people who would do great deeds.